Yop Rwang Pam
As a Program Associate in Reboot’s West Africa office, Yop provides guidance and support to Reboot’s media development program. A radio expert and broadcast journalist, she lends insight and context to our research and implementation projects, helping to build healthy information ecosystems in Nigeria, West Africa, and beyond.
An experienced broadcast journalist with over 20 years of experience, Yop has trained and managed dozens of on air presenters across Nigeria, working with such media houses as Silverbird’s Rhythm FM in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Jos; Liberty Radio in Kaduna; Joy FM in Benue; Progress Radio in Gombe; and Cool FM, Wazobia FM, and Nigeria Info FM in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Kano.
As a pioneer staff member at Nigeria Info FM, Yop was responsible for designing and producing programs that helped shape the format of the first talk station in Nigeria. She has developed and anchored numerous award-winning radio programs on topics including education, civic engagement, children’s rights, and women’s empowerment.
Born in Plateau state and raised in Zaria, Yop has lived and traveled extensively across Nigeria. A graduate of the University of Jos, Yop has a degree in History. She speaks Hausa, Berom, and a bit of French. She enjoys philosophical conversations and will stay up late conversing if the topic is stimulating enough. She has two beautiful children, the handsome Stephen and a beautiful baby girl named Maya.